Nintendo Entertainment System, 1987

Summary

The Nintendo Entertainment System catalyzed the revival of home video game consoles in the United States. While the US was recovering from the "Video Game Crash of 1983," the acclaimed "Famicom" system was released in Japan. When adapted for North American markets as the NES in 1985, sales skyrocketed. Nintendo reinvigorated gaming, establishing rigorous quality standards, game testing, and debugging.

The Nintendo Entertainment System catalyzed the revival of home video game consoles in the United States. While the US was recovering from the "Video Game Crash of 1983," the acclaimed "Famicom" system was released in Japan. When adapted for North American markets as the NES in 1985, sales skyrocketed. Nintendo reinvigorated gaming, establishing rigorous quality standards, game testing, and debugging.

Artifact

Video game

Date Made

1987

Creators

Nintendo of America Inc. 

Place of Creation

Japan 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.13.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Michael Endelman.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in  (box)

Width: 16.5 in

Length: 5.25 in

Inscriptions

In red on game console: Nintendo ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Decals, in part, on bottom of console: MODEL NO. :NES-001 / COPYRIGHT 1985 / N2225956

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